Bluetooth wars & MACME: practical workshop on invasive ubiquitous media, in Milan

bluetootth wars and macme at il Cantiere

bluetootth wars and macme at il Cantiere


Join us at Il Cantiere in Milan on April 9th 2011 for a workshop on invasive uses of ubiquitous technologies such as QRCodes, Augmented Reality and Bluetooth radio communications.

After the previous meetings in which we showed how to use the Bluetooth Wars and MACME platforms to invade cities’ media scapes, join us for a full hands on session in which we will learn-by-doing: creating ubiquitous publications using MACME and invading people’s mobile phones creating city wide mobile riots using Bluetooth Wars.

During the day we will also join in the Arte Accessibile meeting together with our friends and critical arts specialists Dario Salani, Simona Lodi, and with the rest of the panelists Christian Maretti and Cristina Siviero Tagliabue. The theme will be “Art Publishing 2.0: from the printed book to the ebook”. We will bring on our experiences created with REFF and FakePress.

Come join us!

Bluetooth Wars @ AHAcktitude 2009

home sweet home, we’re back again.

AOS participated to AHAcktitude 2009 in Milan, and it was a great experience.

We presented Bluetooth Wars, a workshop in which the people were able to build their very own Bluetooth media server.



This has many uses, ranging from proximity advertising to political uses in demonstrations or events.

Here below the links to the presentation slides and to the video of the workshop.

BlueTooth Wars

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And here you will find the video of the presentation:

Bluetooth Wars @ AHACKTITUDE

AHACKTITUDEAOS wil be at the AHACKTITUDE meeting in Milan, on November 27-28-29 in Milan.

We will present a really simple, but effective, project, called Bluetooth Wars

We will analyze Bluetooth, a technology that is mostly used to connect devices to our mobile phones, but that can be transformed into a powerful tool for local, pervasive and independent communications.

We will create an open source bluetooth media server and do some experimentations in media distributions, experimenting the aesthetics of mobile media and the practices of pervasive communication.

As a side issue, we will also use our media server to research on the possibilities offered by mobile technologies to observe people, their habits, their movements. We will try to wear the clothes of the Big Brother for once, to investigate just how observed we can be while using our mobile phones and other electronic devices.